Secretary Dimas is able to grant an extension for DMH Community Providers on the deadline for quarterly reports from November 1, 2017 to November 20, 2017. We understand that there have been some complexities involved in the GATA process and some short time frames in getting the necessary information and documentation out to community providers, so we hope this extension will support the submission of the data required under GATA. We are excited that we will soon have a new Chief Accountability Officer, Gary Kramer, who will oversee the GATA process on behalf of all DHS and who will work to ensure timely communication with all DHS providers.

For your reference I have included the links for both the GATA website and the portion of the presentation that discussed the Periodic Financial Report and Periodic Performance Report.

Link to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Website:

https://www.illinois.gov/sites/gata/Pages/default.aspx

Link to the portion of the GATA Fall Training which pertained to the Periodic Reporting Templates:

https://www.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Documents/Resource%20Library/Webinar%20Fall%202018/Grantee%20Reporting%20Templates.pdf

Please let me know if you need any additional information. We look forward to continuing to work with you and our community providers as we implement the state's GATA requirements.

Thank you,

Diana